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Mark Tolliver, Palamida on Application Security for Open Source Software

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Mark Tolliver, Palamida on Application Security for Open Source Software


Published June 25, 2008


Open Source has been a blessing to the development community. However undocumented open source now permeates production code. While IP issues are the most obvious concerns, security has become THE big concern. You can't patch what you do not know you have.

Firms are finding out that they have 5x the amount of open source they thought and hundreds of undocumented modules. Palamida technology identifies these, matches them to the vulnerability data base and supplies a tool suite for maintenance and good housekeeping going forward.

Mark Tolliver's talk, while providing a glimpse of the product, will include case studies and examples of open source caused disruptions. From popular ones which did minimal damage like the iPhone hack to an example of one that casued a very well known security breach at a household name financial institution.

Mark will also share examples of how major firms use Palamida ( such as Microsoft in their M&A team) to major enterprises.

About Mark Tolliver:

Mark Tolliver, 53, brings more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry to his position as CEO of Palamida, a San Francisco-based software company focused on software intellectual property management and compliance.

Prior to Palamida, Tolliver was executive vice president, marketing and strategy, and chief strategy officer for Sun Microsystems. In that role he was responsible for corporate marketing, product and business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, industry marketing and independent software vendor (ISV) programs.

Tolliver was with Sun for ten years, previously serving as president and general manager of iPlanet. Established in November 1998, iPlanet was a strategic alliance between Sun and AOL Time Warner focused on Internet infrastructure software, and upon completion of the original alliance agreement in March 2002, became a division of Sun.


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